Saturday, July 18, 2015

Critters, plants and children

This week I have a real mix of plants, critters and children for this post. 

I've had an indoor plant which flowers during the winter. Rina moved the plant stand slightly but it's still blooming on time and beautifully.
Schlumbergera truncata

Common name: Thanksgiving Cactus or Claw Cactus
Black-collared Barbets in a tree in Amanda's garden
This one fed on fruits found on a shrub

And of course, our grands from next door playing with the puppy! 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Puppy play time is like the best time ever! Sweet bird photos!

  2. such a pretty bird...Coffee is on

  3. I love the video espcailly when all three get down on their bellys on the ground. Lovely flower for winter.we have those here also. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. What a beautiful plant, and cute birdies ! Little S has quite a voice already !

  5. Pretty Christmas Cactus blossoms!!! And, sweet photos of the beautiful bird and children, Jo!!
    To answer your question, the app for recording the steps I take during the day for my ANDROID phone is called Noom. There are several apps by this's ONLY the step counter that I installed. Takes VERY LITTLE battery power to work and on all the time your phone is on. Found at Google's Play Store

  6. We call it a Zygo cactus. Yours is beautiful. The little colourful birds are cute but not as cute as puppy and the grands.

  7. Hello Jo, I love the blooming cactus. We have several of these plants too. The bird is pretty and I enjoy the video of Skabenga and your cute grands. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  8. The Black-collared Barbets are such good-looking birds...and very exotic to my Canadian eyes.

  9. I can't tell who is having more fun, the kids or the pup... so cute. we call that Christmas Cactus and we have 2 the color of this one, and 3 deep pink and one a different pink... these plants bloom when it is cold.. so the opposite of when yours bloom

  10. fun to see a bird we do not have here
    pretty flowers too

  11. The video is adorable!! Looks like they are all having a wonderful time!


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